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Old 09-08-2010, 02:42 PM
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What does Cigarette use for fuel tanks?I have never heard of any issues, just wondering!
Aluminum. They looked into composite tanks ,but passed.
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Whew, glad I saw this before I put my deposit down on a 51 GTX with triple 1075's!

I think some of this goes under the concept of "if you can afford the boat then you can afford the issues that come along with it." A gas tank replacement is surely cheaper than the insurance on a cat of the same HP and that bill comes annually!
While it is certainly true that boats are not good investments, and I never think of them as such, who in their right mind wants to go through the hassle of ripping the gas tanks out of a high end boat they just purchased - and the million headaches and safety isues that go along with having bad tanks. In fact I can't think of a single person that I know on OSO who would not be pissed to no end if they bought a boat only to find after the fact that there was a widespread problem with defective fuel tanks in that make of boat.

You are way off the mark on this one Jupiter.
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Aluminum. They looked into composite tanks ,but passed.
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While it is certainly true that boats are not good investments, and I never think of them as such, who in their right mind wants to go through the hassle of ripping the gas tanks out of a high end boat they just purchased - and the million headaches and safety isues that go along with having bad tanks. In fact I can't think of a single person that I know on OSO who would not be pissed to no end if they bought a boat only to find after the fact that there was a widespread problem with defective fuel tanks in that make of boat.

You are way off the mark on this one Jupiter.
The problem is the fumes a fuel/air explosive has been described as a poor mans atom bomb. Our military has some real cool stuff on that concept.
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The problem is the fumes a fuel/air explosive has been described as a poor mans atom bomb. Our military has some real cool stuff on that concept.
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So, what were/ are the years they used these tanks? Anyone?
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there were ATL fuel bladders used in certain boats in 2005 & 2006
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there were ATL fuel bladders used in certain boats in 2005 & 2006
That sux, kind of changes my plans, so what does it cost "roughly" to change the tanks?
Has this been done yet by the factory or any other reputable company?
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Did the tanks on my skater,no big deal. Pull the interior and replace the bladders or coat the tanks and re-glass. Factor in the cost of 6-10k and reduce your offer on the boat you want to buy.Because the tanks are leaking or may leak doesnt render the boat worthless.

Every boat manufacturer has had issues from tanks leaking to stringers and strakes falling off.It happens in every facet of life.
Suck it up.
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and when you pull the interior out and find out it cant be re-installed for a couple of reasons , ..so its not just the tank replacement .. Just had mine done ..2005 Quattro ... New tanks new upholstery .. And the manufactuers should be doing something to compensate for using a bladder that has a life span of 4 years with no access to remove and replace .

Still sucking it up and not liking it !
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